We’re celebrating Giving Tuesday in Chicago this year by shining a light on some of the organizations that support our community. Giving back and service has been a large part of my 2021. My husband and I have served alongside our son Sean as he worked toward his service goal which was 75 hours this year. As of today, he has already exceeded that. It’s been gratifying to give back during a year like we’ve all had. We’ve had the opportunity to volunteer at most of these organizations in the past year, with plans to do more next year. We also donate on behalf of our clients on every home that is bought or sold because we believe in giving back to our community. Clients have the opportunity to select #atgivesback or choose an organization they would like to support.
This was the week of celebrating a lot of days in a row: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and then today ;-).
“𝑾𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒃𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔”- 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐥
The Honeycomb Project Located in Bucktown, but serving the whole city, they engage kids in the work in order to develop a sense of social responsibility and build communities by creating approachable opportunities with their portal to sign up for service.
1658 N. Milwaukee Ave, #190
Chicago, Illinois 60647
Humble Design They turn moving in – into moving forward for those in need by doing the heavy lifting and offering hope and providing a design makeover for their home.
431 W Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60609
Inspiration Kitchens This corporation serves people affected by homelessness and poverty by providing employment training, job placement, and housing all in a supportive and respectful environment. They just celebrated Chefsgiving on November 19th!
3504 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60624
St Teresa of Avila Located in Lincoln Park, they directly serve those with food insecurities in a variety of ministries including Loaves & Fishes, Food Pantry, and in support of the #NightMinistry.
UCAN Founded 150 years ago as a Civil War orphanage, UCAN has a long history of creating safe and caring spaces for youth, adults, and families to grow.
Working Bikes They give donated bicycles new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.
Giving Tuesday in Chicago is a special day for us because the feeling we got from helping others continues to drive us toward doing more. It feels good to do good, and it makes our Chicago community stronger.